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ERIC Number: ED122503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of Personnel to Service Learning Disabled Children: Two Alternative Training Programs Designed for Multi Level Professional Development.
Houck, Cherry Kendrick; And Others
Described are two alternative training programs designed to quickly prepare competent personnel to serve children with specific learning disabilities (SLD) through cooperation of teacher training institutions and local school districts. The program, involving the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Roanoke County Public Schools, is described as serving school administrators, regular teachers, and SLD teachers through such experiences as seven administrative workshops, didactic instruction for course credit (in both the school division and at the university campus), non-credit seminars, field trips, guest lectures, and technical assistance. Noted is the training of eight successful classroom teachers and three beginning teachers as SLD teachers. The second program involving the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the State University, and the Virginia Appalachia Educational Cooperative is explained to have followed the Roanoke program and to have included graduate courses, technical assistance to school divisions by project personnel, three guest lectures, a film festival on SLD, and a 2-day administrators' workshop. Results of program evaluation are reported to show both training programs to be meeting specified objectives such as increasing services to SLD children. Attached are lists of competencies to be developed by each of the three target groups, a listing of courses taken by SLD trainees, and a projection of activities for the multilevel training programs from 1974 through 1977. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia